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Turning Transverse or Breech Babies

Turning Transverse or Breech Babies Tara Carpenter, CPES. Bringing hormonal support to new mothers in Vermont since 2011. Many pregnant moms become distressed when they find out baby is transverse or breech; often only weeks left before estimated due date (EDD). This puts a spin on things because if baby doesn’t turn ‘in time’ a […]

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Birth Pregnancy

Seeding a “C-Section Born” Baby

This photo was taken after a client of mine gave birth via c-section. Before surgery, this mom requested that her doctor insert a piece of gauze into her vagina. This same gauze was used seconds after she gave

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Infection Pregnancy

GBS+ During Pregnancy

  The mom in this photo tested positive with group B strep* infection (GBS+) in her final trimester and received I.V. antibiotics during labor. Group b strep are a pathogenic bacterium that sporadically live in the rectum, intestines, urinary tract, and genital area of all pregnant and non-pregnant healthy people. These bacteria don’t typically cause problems […]

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Miscarriage Pregnancy

Now You Are Still …. Losing My Baby Girl

“Now You Are Still”: Losing My Baby Girl Tara Carpenter, NC., CPES I wrote the poem below in 2006 while in the hospital recovering from a sepsis infection I got moments after losing my baby girl. You can read more in detail about that loss here, please know there are photos that may be disturbing […]

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Birth Pre & Postnatal Period

Benefits of Delayed Cord Clamping

When baby is born, he only has 2/3 of his blood is in his body. The remaining 1/3 remains in his umbilical cord and placenta. This blood does not flow into baby until the last stage of labor. What is the last stage of labor? It is that period of time after baby is born until […]

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morning sickness Pregnancy

I Had Hyperemesis Gravidarum: 3 times

I Had Hyperemesis Gravidarum: 3 times Tara Carpenter, NC., CPES.   I had severe morning sickness, a.k.a. hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), with all three of my pregnancies and each was worse than the one before …. 12 weeks with my first son, 15 weeks with my daughter that I miscarried, and the full 40 weeks with […]

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Miscarriage: A Mother’s Love Never Dies

Miscarriage: A Mother’s Love Never Dies Tara Carpenter, NC., CPES. This post contains photos that may be disturbing, view at own discretion. On July 27th 2006, I lost a baby girl so tiny she fit in my palm with her legs dangling over. She was 15 weeks with delicate features complete in formation; simply needed […]

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